Welcome to the smile you've always wanted
Thanks to advancements in modern aesthetic dental care, you can have a fabulous smile easier than ever before. Dr. Boyd can perform procedures such as:
- tooth whitening
- natural tooth-coloured fillings
- dental implants
- complete smile makeovers
With our proven system of smile design, we can work with you to identify the smile you have always dreamed of having. And, with our advanced clinical skills, we can turn that dream into reality.
“A great smile will improve your self-confidence, which can have a positive impact on the social and professional aspects of your life.”
What is aesthetic dentistry?
Aesthetic dentistry is usually considered to be a branch of modern dentistry that focuses on a pleasing appearance. Various materials and techniques can be employed to improve the appearance of teeth in the “smile zone”. Any smile can be enhanced:
- crooked, overlapped teeth can be straightened
- gaps can be closed
- “gummy” smiles can be recontoured
- stained, discoloured teeth can be whitened
- worn, chipped or broken teeth can be repaired
- missing teeth can be replaced
- old, black amalgam fillings can be removed and teeth restored to “as new” appearance
- “old” dentistry can be made to look beautiful.
For Dr. Boyd, aesthetic dentistry is much more than just creating a fabulous smile. Firstly, an ideal bite and proper function are essential for comfort and durability. Badly worn or damaged teeth are often the result of an imperfect bite relationship. By properly resolving any underlying issues first, he will ensure your new smile will last and last. Aesthetic dentistry truly brings together the best of modern science and art to create strong, beautiful smiles.
How long does it take?
Every one of us is different and each treatment plan is custom tailored to the individual. Once we have exactly determined your desires (one or two planning sessions) we then begin with a longer appointment to prepare all of the teeth being treated. That same day, you will leave with a fabulous "Trial Smile". Later, we'll have you back for the placement of your final smile. Ultimately, we proceed at a pace that is comfortable for you - anywhere from a few weeks to a few months are usually required.
How much does it cost?
Like most things, the cost depends on the extent of treatment, the difficulty, and the time required. Usually, there is a combination of tooth whitening, reshaping gums, and the use of a variety of materials to create a beautiful, natural look. Every case is unique and we can estimate the cost for you once a preliminary assessment has been completed. We will work with you to maximize any benefit derived from dental insurance as well as suggesting financing options.
Is it uncomfortable?
Aesthetic dentistry and smile makeovers aren't extreme procedures. In fact, Dr. Boyd uses conservative preparation techniques to maximize your comfort. Although you may experience some minor tenderness in the areas treated, significant discomfort is simply not expected.
As a guest in our office, your comfort is our number one priority and we will do everything possible to maximize the enjoyment of your experience.
What will my new smile look like?
The process begins with a comprehensive exam followed by much discussion and planning to exactly determine your unique needs and desires. You will be extensively involved throughout the entire process of designing your perfect smile. In fact, you will even have an opportunity to evaluate your "Trial Smile" before we complete your treatment. Our goal is to amaze you. And, even years after completing your makeover, we expect that you will still be excited about your new smile.
Is my new smile permanent?
Sadly no - nothing is permanent. But, with good home care and regular check ups and cleanings, modern dental materials can last for many years and possibly decades. Like most things, "regular maintenance" is the key to maximizing longevity.
We firmly believe that you will never go wrong when you select quality. Careful attention is given to every detail of aesthetics, your bite, and proper function. In this way we do everything possible to help protect your investment.
We want nothing but the best for you.
We recognize that every individual's situation is unique. That's why we are sensitive to the finances, fears, concerns, desires, and needs of each and every patient. Our personal concierge will be at your service to provide highly personalized care. We are not content to have you feel merely satisfied with your new smile - we want you to feel overwhelmed and excited. We want to help you increase your self confidence, pride, and sense of well-being.
Your new smile will not only look fabulous, it will feel fabulous as well. Chewing and smiling will feel natural and comfortable; you will have beautiful teeth and full function. We have treated many patients with issues and concerns similar to your own.
Find out what 21st century dentistry has to offer you during an aest hetic consultation with Dr. Ian Boyd.
“Following a serious car accident, I needed dental reconstruction. Dr. Boyd clearly and confidently explained processes before and during my transformation. Assisting staff was always friendly and helpful. I now have a smile the tooth fairy would envy! It’s not magic that restored my smile and confidence, it was the skill and care of Dr. Boyd and his staff. I would highly recommend them without hesitation.”
“I cannot thank you enough for dramatically changing my smile. I can now look at the world and not feel self-conscious. It’s wonderful to be told that I look ten years younger and that I have a lovely smile. I’m absolutely thrilled with the new me! Dr. Boyd, you are a supreme credit to your profession and your attention to detail is evident. The investment in my teeth was worth every penny and I wish that I had done it sooner.”
“Over the years, I’d neglected my teeth because of the dreaded fear of the dentist. Greetings by the friendly office staff and Dr. Boyd’s handshake eradicated that fear. Dr. Boyd’s expertise has not only saved my teeth, but also made my smile shine and given me back my self-confidence with teeth that I never thought I could have. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
“Since I was a teenager I have been very self-conscious about my teeth. They are naturally yellow in colour and despite having had braces, they relapsed into a crooked state. I met with Dr. Boyd and he offered me the opportunity to change. So, yes, I had a smile makeover and I am very happy and confident! Now I have a great smile! My teeth feel perfectly natural. My bite is correct. I would recommend this process to anyone who would like to restore his or her smile.”
Patient last names have been removed to respect their privacy.